It is time to nominate a favorite Yakima School District teacher for the 27th annual Crystal Apple awards.

District spokesperson Mary Beth Wright says nomination forms are now available.

"[The public can] pick up a form and fill one out because the awards mean so much to our educators."

Local businesses and corporations sponsor the program that honors classroom teachers, educational teams and other certificated educators in the district.

Nomination forms for the 2014 John McAlister Crystal Apple awards program are available at any school or the district community relations office at 104 N. 4th Ave. The deadline for a nomination form is March 13.